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Church of St Aeddan
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Location Bettws Newydd, Monmouthshire
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
Status Parish church
Founded C15th century
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 9 January 1956
Architectural type Church
Parish Bettws Newydd and Kemeys Commander
Deanery Raglan/Usk
Archdeaconry Monmouth
Diocese Monmouth

The Church of St Aeddan, Bettws Newydd, Monmouthshire, Wales, is a fifteenth-century church of twelfth-century origin. It is a Grade I listed building as of 1 September 1956.

History and architecture

The church dates from the twelfth century but the current building is medieval. The interior contains "perhaps the most complete rood arrangement remaining in any church in England and Wales". The rood screen, loft and tympanum are all in situ. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales considers that the screen is "most remarkable" and "probably unique in the British Isles".


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